Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager allows you to search for Microsoft Windows and Linux guest files in backed up VMs. This can be useful, for example, if you need a file that has been deleted on the VM and you want to restore it from a backup. Once you find the file, you can immediately restore the file directly from Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager with 1 click. The file can be restored to its original location or saved to a local machine.
- Make sure that you have successfully created a backup of a Microsoft Windows or Linux VM with the guest file indexing option enabled.
- Make sure that you have successfully connected the Veeam backup server to Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager and collected data from it.
To find a restore a guest OS file, do the following:
- Delete a file you want to restore on the original VM.
- In the main view of Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager, click the Files tab.
- In the Type in VM name field, specify the name of a backed up VM whose file system you want to browse.
- In the Restore point field, select a restore point from which you want to restore the deleted file.
- Click the Mount Backup link and wait for Veeam Backup & Replication to mount the content of the backup file to the Veeam backup server.
After the backup is mounted, you can browse guest OS files from the backup.
You can find the necessary guest OS files using the search functionality. In the Search field on the right, type in the name of the necessary file and click the search icon.
- Right-click the necessary file in the list and select Restore > Overwrite.
- Click Yes to confirm the operation.
Open the original VM and make sure that the found file has been successfully restored.